Ideally located and close in to the heart of Virginia Square, Ballston and Clarendon, there is much to enjoy immediately within and around the Ashton Heights subdivision. There are many recreational parks to walk to including Oakland Park, Maury Park, Milliken Park, Gumball Park and Quincy Park. Quincy Park, which is located adjacent to the Central Library at 1021 N Quincy Street, offers a wide range of features including six tennis courts, a basketball court, and one sand volleyball court. This park also offers plenty of play space as well as places for picnics with reservable shelters and a playground.

Arlington Arts Center, located at 3550 Wilson Boulevard, is housed in the historic Maury School and is a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the mid-Atlantic States. The goal of the arts center is to increase awareness, the appreciation of and the involvement in the visual arts in Arlington County and the region. This 17,000 square foot facility was renovated and expanded in 2005. It features nine exhibition galleries, working studio for thirteen artist and two classrooms. The Maury School , built in 1910, is the second oldest standing building in Arlington County.

There is no lack of options when it comes to coffee shops and dining around the Ashton Heights area. Some of the most notable cafes and restaurants, all within a short walk, include Starbucks Coffee, North Side Social Coffee & Wine, Nando's, World of Beer, Sweet Green, P.F. Chang's, Uncle Julio's, Silver Diner, Cheesesteak Factory and Sushi Rock.

There are two metro stations conveniently located close to 540 N Nelson Street within less than 1-mile. These stations are Virginia Square Metro and Ballston-MU Metro, both of which are situated on the Silver and Orange Line. Also within close proximity is the Ballston Common Mall (currently undergoing renovations) with its vast range of shops, restaurants, movie theatre and all it has to offer. 540 N Nelson Street is conveniently located to all of these amazing life amenities making it an ideal place to call home.